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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park on 1975-09-28

Topics Live concert

Help On The Way-> Slipknot!, The Music Never Stopped, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line*-> Franklin's Tower, Big River, It Must Have Been The Roses, Truckin'-> The Eleven Jam-> Drums -> Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey-> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Sounboard
Lineage SBD> MR> DAT> CDA> WAV EAC)> SHN> DAW (Bertha)> CDA/SHN
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Bertha Remaster of the master reel source; SBD>>MR>>DAT>>CDA>>WAV(EAC)>>SHN>>DAW(Bertha)>>CDA/SHN - Sound A


Reviewer: mzlizizaninja - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2015
Subject: Quite possibly the first tape I ever heard...(I_!)
10th grader in a small resort town in northern Minnesota, I fell in with some nice hippies who lived on a commune off the grid out by Wolf Lake. I would not hear the band live for 2 more years, until May 77, my senior year, in Saint Paul, 250 miles south of there. Ahhh the fine, fun memories of those folk and their very fine commune, complete with sauna in a cabin over a crystal clear stream, homemade goat yogurt, and a kick ass sound system with all the Dead needed to fill a young gurl's heart.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2012
Subject: mege show!
75 sweetness, Monster sound Quality Meaty balanced bass even @ Hi temp! Help>Slip rich jazzy Music primo. MONSTER Frankins!!!! NFA stellar launchin into MEGA GDTRFBADD ASS!
neat slice, 4.5 playing

"aegret" needs to listen 2 matrix with BOTH EARS & open mind, as if he was front row hearing both monitors and wall of sound i love both AUD & Boards
this is a Primo matrix!!! Have a Joygasm on franklins,GDTRFBas ass!!!
Reviewer: sfdead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2012
Subject: first dead/airplane show
This was my first dead show; age 13. Loved the energy. Born in SF at St. Mary's Hospital Took the bus from Stonestown. Hooked every since. Over the next 20 years, saw them at Kezar for SNACK Sunday, Winterland, lots of Kaiser shows in December, Red Rocks, Spartan Stadium for the first concert without Keith and Donna)drove up from college in San Diego). Of course, at the closing of Winterland and got tix thru Mayor Moscone's office before the tragedy.
Reviewer: aybesea69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2011
Subject: A Very Good Show
A strong show... the Allah material here is very well done. But I don't think it's quite as strong as GAMH. Wish I could give a 4.5... but I'll make it a 4 to give some balance. The recording and mix are excellent. A definite add!
Reviewer: HarleyDog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2011
Subject: nice
This recording is stellar. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy it so many years later.
Reviewer: severedhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2011
Subject: Wicked Groovy
This show is groovy beyond belief. 1975 was a very weird, weird year. Nothing like it before or since.

Awesome to hear them play this 'ol way.
Reviewer: DirtGirlMic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2007
Subject: Favorite show of all time
About 16 yrs ago, someone handed me this tape. I did not pay any mind to the venue or date, just plug & play. It was a scratchy Audience tape, but who am I kidding.. I dig them. I put my headphones on and pretended I was there. When I heard the boys announce, “Your wife is having a baby”, I sat straight up as if propelled by force, eject and looked at the date...9- 28-1975, plain as day…My oldest brother died that day…and here is some kid coming out to play for the first time. It was the most beautiful thing to me, I broke into tears so hard that I actually drew attention from my roomies in the next room. It was the most intense experience that I have ever had with a dead tape. I wish I could meet that kid, shake their hand, give ‘em a hug. If your reading, just know that I love you already.
Reviewer: stylero - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2007
Subject: Wow!!!
This show is HOT! The Help/Slip is nice and the Music Never is just awesome. Franklins Tower gets funky as well. The Jam after Truckin is on a level that only Jerry could acheive. NFA, GDTRFB, and Sat. Night are all better than average. A great night!!
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2007
Subject: Hungry
This is hungry to perform rock by the Grateful Dead.

Another wonderful jashley bertha.

I wasn't there.

I am tonight.

Hungry. Famished for the sound of good music. And to

Partake of the PHAT of the land.

Magnificent, one-of-a-kind performances with minor flubs. Totally rapture-forming! Cloud to ground. Stalagmite to Stalagtite.

The superb quality of play is slightly robbed by less than stellar recording enhanced nicely by ashley's manueverings du bass.

this is a magnificent performance and adequate recording/remastering.

It merits all five stars by virtue of superb play.

This is a great Grateful Dead show. You may liken it to an exquisitely long and extended second set.

Outrageous, best-ever GDTRFB. Totally mind-fryind.

There is no One More Saturday Night on this stream.

Even NFA is good.
Reviewer: parman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2007
Subject: dead in 1975
i just had to say that help is on the way/slip knot are absolutly killer and franklin`s tower is too, some of my favorite songs. thanks alot to everyone who made this possible.
Reviewer: Feivel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2007
Subject: Could anyone share the wealth?
This show amazed me,alas,i missed the dl boat.Love love love it to b&p w/ you!pleaseNthanx :)Phil.
Reviewer: RipplinstillH20 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2007
Subject: so glad i got the sbd before it went down
Just jamming out to it while mowing the lawn....This was one of the 1st shows I downloaded back in the time when it available...

enjoy this classic gem of a show!!@!
Reviewer: scum beat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2007
Subject: Truckin' Crescendo
I'm not usually a Truckin' fan, but this one is hot. the crescendo peaked hard -- ou that was good. Boiled up -- then just bang!

Also of note is the Franklin's Tower out of the on-their-way-to-slow-reggae-beat TLEO. Very nice. What year's sound is best? 72? 77?...1975 fits in pretty well too. Can't go wrong with this debate. Thanks for posting all this mind-blowing music. Some day the world may get it. But until then it's our little secret.
Reviewer: mikemar58 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2006
Subject: Unbelievable!
This was my 2nd show - my first was at the Philly civic center in 74. I dropped out of school and ended up in SF with a friend. We had no idea there was anything going on when we woke up that morning and just happened to be in the park - WHAT A SCENE!! We ended up dosing heavy and sitting in a tree. I don't remember much about the day - just that it was a smokin' show & one of those idyllic moments I treasure from the days of my wasted (HAH) youth. Too bad I just found this site - looks like no SBD's for me.
Reviewer: 72gdfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2006
Subject: donna
great show the vocal levels may be a bit low at the start but you just get caught upin the energy of this show and then it all seem to be great. Donnas levels are really low and she hardly herd most of the show, if your not a big donna fan than great show for you in this year. I personaly love to hear her whale and scream and if it was ok with the band it is ok with me who am I to question musical genius. not donnas but the bands genius.
Reviewer: punchie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2006
Subject: Yup Phil all over this
Sounds great, playing is inspired. Do the DEW.
Reviewer: Winter'sSummerHome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2006
Subject: The Unstopable Dead
Truckin' -> The Eleven Jam -> The End of the Show is completely unmissable for any person who loves the Grateful Dead. The playin' is perfect for a nice night of drinking and reefer smoke. Fantastic jamming on this one.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2006
Subject: Words to live by!
Respect & support the band!
Why illegally convert these streams or download when this great library is available for us to enjoy?

Amazing jams here, not as intense or as tight as 8/13/75, but better jamming!
Reviewer: projectQ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2006
Subject: Bobby is not as stupid as some of us think
A wonderful show no doubt. A great clean balanced mix, with more ambience and natural reverb than typical for '75 shows (perhaps the outdoor venue contributed to this). Some delicate singing by Garcia. Bright metallic Travis Bean plucking. Phil very melodic with that nice syncopated counterpoint style from the Allah era. In some of the jams you can really hear Bobby getting into the more elaborate chord voicings which marked a change from the his early 70ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs playing around this time.

Re: the posts below concerning converting streaming to audio files. Lets face it folks...Bobby and others in the organization are no fools. They know people can use various techniques (including conversion software) to enable capturing of all of these streams. But most will not go to this trouble, and the quality (short of software editing of a resulting audio file) will be nowhere close to a nicely recorded shn or flac file - much less an official release.

It's a compromise. Let's continue to support the boys and their families by buying shit. Then the spirit of the collective musical unconscious can continue on sites like this ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ regardless of what some may do with the resultant streams. God bless the Dead.
Reviewer: Ellerson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2006
Subject: A Beatuty!
I used to have a cassette copy of this show and it was always one my favorites of the collection. Alas, I lent to an old ski buddy of mine (Ryan, are you reading this??!! :-) ) in Maine and I haven't seen it since...

Anyway, I always dug this show a lot as it has a more loosey goosey & fun feel than does the exceptionally tight and crisp GAMH show.

Unfortunately, I missed the free download time at this great site....but the streaming is still sweet as Vermont maple syrup.

If anyone is willing to work out a trade or something for a SBD of this show, by all means, send me a note!
Reviewer: fredg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2006
Subject: Downright
ICKY! The music never stopped, franklins tower. the eleven. Super sweet recording. Thanks.
Reviewer: East coast Mark - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2006
Subject: Hot! Hot! Hot!
Awesome show! Phil is smokin' in this mix. A great bass lovers show. The sound is killer. I'n not a big fan of Donna but she even blended well. Again, a great example of the "Phil Zone".
Reviewer: trip or tweak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2006
Subject: too much
\/ \/ \/ \/ rotflmfao 5stars just for the recording technic and the freakout above it.
Reviewer: 12 Joshua - favorite - December 13, 2005
Hey, no need to shout (a) especially such sensitive material (b). Why blatantly post this info ??!! Posting this info here is dangerous if not plain stupid. If you heard Bobby's thoughts on the whole archive issue we're lucky we are even able to stream the SBD's at the moment (and it doesn't matter what your opinion is of his or the bands decisions, obviously they have the power to shut it down if they want). Feel free to tell your collector deadhead friends about your recording techniques but NOT HERE especially in all caps no less. As of right now I would see access to Dead recordings on archive as a PRIVILEDGE not a RIGHT. All ground around this issue is shaky and we are lucky to have any dead recordings here at all at the moment.

1 Star Rating for Gratefully Deadicated abyssmal lack of judgement.
Reviewer: gratefuly deadicated - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2005


Reviewer: outkast - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2005
Subject: wup sa pa
holy shit this is a great MUSIC NEVER STOPPED.JUST HAD TO SAY THAT.CHECK IT OUT .OHH,and the rest of the show was pretty good to.
Reviewer: iriedancer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2005
Subject: woah Donna
All in all good show however especially on One More Saturday Night Donna needs to chill just a bit. Yikes! Alot of good banter with the boys. Good show to check out.
Reviewer: MarkStar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2005
Subject: Yeah right...
Mr. Ashley has made this recording sound amazing. The ambience is much better than the other copy. Nice work usual.
Reviewer: Jimi @ Holy Grail Studios - favorite - April 10, 2005
Subject: Audiophile Collectors Beware!
This show sounds alot like the other so called "rematered" show postings.The floor noise has been raised and there is a great deal of signal loss in the mids(audio analyzer fact not my opinion),and something has happened to the excellent stereo imaging in the other version.The two drum kits sound tremendously better in the other posting.If you have any intention of tweaking the audio yourself avoid this version and get the earlier posting.However if your listening through your computer speakers or a soso stereo the added high end on this might be to your liking.There is already a posting less degenerated and closer to the source recording, I would seriously recomend it over this version.
Reviewer: deadwired since 83 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2005
Subject: yes a baby was born
This is undeniably on of the great shows. My old cassette does have alot of banter during breaks btwn songs. The most notable is Phil and Bobby calling for a Doctor in the house and also the husband because "Your wife's having a baby" i am pretty sure this occurs between music never stopped and TLEO but would have to listen to the set again to be certain. I took the download and inserted the missing banter into it's rightful places btwn songs before burning my disc. All it took was uploading the tape and converting it to digital. this Baby banter is excellent because it embodies the microcosmic world that is a Dead show..real life happens here! I found the download lacking for it's omission. the sound quality of this download however is vastly superior to my 30 yr old tape.
Reviewer: ming - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 3, 2005
Subject: Holy Smokes
OK. So I thought the other version of this was good til I heard this one. A good recording made even crisper! As I said on the other show, this is a tight, laid back, straight to the point show, and just rips. Definately in between eras, and this is a lot fresher than those Blues for Allah gigs-just can't get into that meandering.
I thought my tape had Phil announcing a baby being born, but I can't seem to find it on here? Am I confusing it with something else or is it just not there?
Deadbase says its Matt Kelly on harmonica, but you gotta listen close.
Reviewer: DamnRebel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2005
Subject: Excellent.
Get this show! By the way, thanks to Mr. Ashley for the Bertha upgrade.

Nice pic of Jerry, apparently from this show, at:
Reviewer: deaddad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2005
Subject: Lindley Meadows, GGP Sept. 28, 1975
My 18th birthday. Traveled from Sacramento with friends to Golden Gate Park for our chance to see the Dead play in the park. Starship opened. Their equipment truck got stuck in the mud and about 100 good samaratins helped push the rig out. Dead were red hot and seemed high. For some reason, I was having a hard time standing up...Funky, slowed down, syncopated version of and Goin' Down the Road. Ass-kickin' blow-out Saturday Night. Sound quality outstanding. Absolutely unique and worth having.
Reviewer: deaddad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2005
Subject: Lindley Meadows, GGP Sept. 28, 1975
My 18th birthday. Traveled from Sacramento with friends to Golden Gate Park for our chance to see the Dead play in the park. Starship opened. Their equipment truck got stuck in the mud and about 100 good samaratins helped push the rig out. Dead were red hot and seemed high. For some reason, I was having a hard time standing up...Funky, slowed down, syncopated version of and Goin' Down the Road. Ass-kickin' blow-out Saturday Night. Sound quality outstanding. Absolutely unique and worth having.
Reviewer: deaddad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2005
Subject: Lindley Meadows, GGP Sept. 28, 1975
My 18th birthday. Traveled from Sacramento with friends to Golden Gate Park for our chance to see the Dead play in the park. Starship opened. Their equipment truck got stuck in the mud and about 100 good samaratins helped push the rig out. Dead were red hot and seemed high. For some reason, I was having a hard time standing up...Funky, slowed down, syncopated version of and Goin' Down the Road. Ass-kickin' blow-out Saturday Night. Sound quality outstanding. Absolutely unique and worth having.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2004
Subject: Now this is a great show!
I had listened to the other copy of this and did not enjoy it as much and heard winterland today which does not have the funk of this - listen to the lead in on not fade it is so funky and rockin and reminds me of the lead in on 4/12/83 let it grow which is arguably the best later version. the truckin and jam afterwards is ripping and agree there is more that a whiff of the eleven in there - pity they did not come through, drums are great and you notice the difference with mickey in there who was noticeably absent during gd movie and all of those winterland shows. sound quality and remastering is superb and manythanks to whomever it was that donated this - i have gotten way pickier with 5's but this deserves it.

The harmonica I think is John Cippolina though not 100 pct on that he is on 12/31/81 aiko and some others...
Reviewer: oceantree - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2004
Subject: 1975 is gooood
I really like this '75 stuff- not much exposure to it save GAMH... This show is rock-solid, and the sound is good too. Who's playing harmonica on Music Never Stopped? Curious... Definitely worth the time- along w/ 6-17-75, makes a nice 3-CD set. Do it.
Reviewer: IsleHigh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2004
Subject: Jerry Breaks String
I was one of the lucky one's that attended this show on a cool Saturday afternoon in Golden Gate Park. I had just started my senior year of high school in Sacramento. We heard The Dead were going to play for free in the park so we drove the 2 hours and worked our way up to the front just as they opened. This being my fourth show, and first since 10-20-74, I was ecstatic. The reason they didn't go into Franklin's out of Slipknot is Jerry broke a string. It was just so great to see them again. Great show.
Reviewer: velociraptor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2004
Subject: Rare
First of all, thanks to the kind soul who went to all the trouble to remaster this show and make it available to the public. Who doesn't want more of the Blues for Allah stuff in its introductory year? We're all tired of listening to Great American Music Hall. The remaster sounds nice and clean and it's a good show.
Reviewer: amellowsoul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2004
Subject: Stronger than dirt!
All too often this show gets lost in the light of the GAMH and Winterland shows from this year. However, this one is another true gem.
The sound is excellent, everyone heard clear and bright, with a nice open sounding mix to boot. Only Phil suffers very slightly, but not bad at all.
The show opens with a great 'Help On The Way-> Slipknot!' back then these where new. Not as dreamy as these would become, but sharp and strong. Next up is another new one of 'Music Never Stopped' which is also very excellent and lots of soul. The rest of part one is good and happy. All and all, a good warm up for part 2 of the concert.
Moving there, part two, beginning with a very strong 'Truckin'' 'The Eleven Jam-> Drums -> Stronger Than Dirt' has some of the raw, grit and wicked Jerry playing you'll ever hear, almost like he reached back into the '68 school again. It will surely steal your face right off your head! Mind boggling ideas that will make you'll jaw drop the first listen (if not repeated ones) Amazing playing for sure! The 'Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> One More Saturday Night' is nearly as hot with great interplay between the members. This is one show I will love forever, excellent on all fronts.

Of note, Diga Rhythm Band (Hart's) opened the show, and photos show Jerry playing with them. I sure would love to hear a recording of it, yet years of searching has turned up nothing. Does anyone know if it even exists (it has to be somewhere!) then please let me know. -amellowsoulAThappyhippieDOTcom
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